Learn how to create this unique edge finish with a padded satin stitch. It’s an easy technique that works especially well on all the bias edges of scallops. The result is smooth, stable, and beautiful. We show both napkins + placemats.
These bright + fanciful designs can add a splash of freshness to linens, garments, and more. Pick a Grapefruit, Papaya, Pineapple, Watermelon or Grapes. Use one or collect them all as a set. Free downloads in 8 formats.
A solid color lets the lines and details of a bag’s design shine, like this tote’s pleats, curving sidewall, front flap, and twin needle stitching. The pleated pockets expand to drop in your items, but when empty, pop back flat.
We took a classic, box-style zippered case and embellished it with a blend of Sashiko style straight stitching and Sashiko style machine embroidery. Learn the techniques to simulate this beautiful handwork tradition with your machine.
Sashiko means “little stabs” and references the running stitch that is a defining feature of this traditional handwork. The style can be created by machine using a Triple Stitch, often found in your machine’s utility stitch collection.
We love the vintage vibe of this great back-to-school, dual carry tote. Thicker fabric + topstitching detail work together to provide a perfect blend of softness and stability, and to show off the power and precision of Janome machines.
Fabric weaving plus decorative stitching-in-the-ditch packs a powerful color punch! Start with one 40-piece jelly roll bundle, and with clever seaming and slicing, end up with two different, yet completely coordinated 20” pillows.
This classic one-piece cut is a great style for most body types. The extra-long tie is continuous for an easy, adjustable fit. And that intricate cross stitch flower on the bib is a built-in machine embroidery design!
There are 100 years of history behind that trusty Janome on your work surface. Learn a bit about all that’s gone into making your Janome such a trusted sewing companion: reliable, intuitive, precise, powerful, and easy to use.
Finishing at 6″, is it a tiny trivet or a colossal coaster? It all depends on what you have in your hand and need to set down. Use one as a mini trivet for a small serving dish or as a jumbo coaster for a big coffee or soup mug.
Festive + fancy! Precision decorative stitching runs across this apron’s bodice and forms the “strings” for the skirt’s sparkling ornament appliqués. We love the empire waist, piping accents, and wide sash ties.
The apron’s clean lines highlight an empire waist, piping accents, and wide sash ties. Take these basics and kick them up a notch with a jumbo, riveted pocket as well as an adjustable neck loop that fastens with classic overall buckles.
This pretty apron shows off a number of fun embellishments and sewing techniques. And it’s one of THREE different looks built on a basic design that features an empire waist, piping accents, patch pockets, and wide sash ties.
We get asked a lot about our favorite things. Folks are interested in what we choose and use on our projects, and we’re always happy to share. At the top of the list: our machines, which are always Janome. Click to find out why.
If you’re a lucky owner of a Continental M7, MC15000 or MC9450, there is now a Janome Workbook for all THREE models. Each book explores tips, tricks, plus step-by-step instructions and projects to get the most out of your machine.
The traditional smock styling of this apron means you have coverage both front and back with side ties that allow it to fit a wide range of body types. There’s a full pocket across the front and super cute shoulder ruffles.
We give you all the tricks to get the perfect shape and structure for this trendy bucket bag, including interfacing specs, a grommet template, even a circular base pattern. Soft upholstery fabric is perfect for the exterior.
Create a square pillow with an embroidered peace symbol and a coordinating rectangular pillow with the word PEACE embroidered in a gorgeous floral flourish. Our custom embroidery designs are offered as free file downloads.
Pretty stitching takes a simple surface from ordinary to special in the blink of an eye. These traditional linen placemats include eight tiny tucks for texture plus 15 lines of decorative stitching in sparkling metallic thread.
A bed runner is a decorative throw for the foot of the bed that helps protect a fancier full-size quilt or bedspread. Sit on it or stretch out and place your feet on it. We used ours to show off some pretty patchwork and quilting.
Narrow and thin, but big enough to hold the tallest of Rieslings and the roundest of Champagnes. Carabiners are the perfect size and shape for the handles. Turn a host/hostess gift of wine into two presents in one.
When you focus on one thing, you get pretty darn good at it. One summer during childhood, my pal, Marilyn and I spent every day going around in…
Hearing about new sewing machines is always exciting, but when you hear about a model that has been specifically designed with the comfort and needs of the power…
An oven mitt has an excellent surface for embellishment. We chose a Flourish Alphabet Monogram to personalize ours, joking how we could embroider “L” on one hand, “R” on the other — just in case you get confused when baking!
Create a fun, colorful, insulated lunch bag that features a bold monogram clearly stating, “That’s my PB&J, dude… hands off.” We combine a linen-blend solid with a striking quilting cotton on the outside, wipe-clean rip stop inside.
Ever wonder what to do with that bag o’ extra feet that came with your machine? Janome has tackled this dilemma with their Presser Foot Workbook series, which gives you a working knowledge of their most popular feet.
This beautiful custom embroidery design is offered as a free download in six major embroidery machine formats. The ascending and descending triangles of the design simulate a rosy sunrise reflected in a cool mountain lake.
A straight line seems like the most basic sewing technique. But we’re amazed by the number of comments and questions we get about how to do it better, easier, and more consistently. Using the right foot for the job is the real secret.
Definitely a Sewing Survival Skill! With the right presser feet and accessories, an understanding of seam grading, and the patience to go slowly and carefully, you can sew like a pro through thick and thin.